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There are no less than 1400 traps forming a lethal net around the mounga—traps that must be checked and re-baited every month.

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Some use self-resetting CO2 cylinders, while others—such as this trusty DOC-200 on Ngatoro Track—need a screwdriver, a fake egg and a nugget of rabbit meat.

DOC ranger Michael “Blanksy” Blanks has the routine down to such an art that we had to request he went through the motions at half-speed so that viewers could see his movements!

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